Prof. Nazar Amso, PhD FRCOG FHEA
Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University (2011-2016) and Senior Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital of Wales (1998-2016). He retired from the University in February 2016 but continues as an Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and maintains Private Practice at Spire Cardiff Hospital. He qualified from the College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq in 1974, obtained his MRCOG in 1985 and PhD in reproductive medicine from London University in 1996. Trained at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne (1992-1994) and was appointed as a consultant at Gateshead Hospitals NHS Trust (1994-1998). He founded and directed the Ultrasound Masters programme at the University (2004-2016). He was the Ultrasound lead for the Welsh Deanery (2008-2016) and a member of the Deanery’s School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology training committee (1999-2016), was a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Specialist Training Committee (1999-2002), and the RCOG Welsh Executive Committee (2003-2010). He was the founding President of the British Society for Gynaecological Imaging.
Dr. David Burckett-St. Laurent, FRCA, MBBS
David has over 10 years’ experience in Anaesthetics since graduating from St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2005. David completed a regional anaesthesia fellowship in Toronto Western Hospital and is currently Clinical Lead for Regional Anaesthesia at the Royal Gwent Hospital. He has publications in Regional Anaesthesia and simulation-based teaching. He works closely with MedaPhor’s Clinical Division to aid the research and development of its AnatomyGuide and NeedleGuide products.
Dr. Dennis Cochlin, MB BCh FRCR
Consultant in General Ultrasound
Dennis has over 45 years’ experience in diagnostic ultrasound. He currently holds a position as locum Lead Consultant in General Ultrasound at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where is began his medical career in 1970. Dennis’ experience spans across medical imaging as a general Radiologist with specialisms in ultrasound and uroradiology.
During his career, Dennis published over 80 papers he has also co-authored four ultrasound textbooks and written chapters within six textbooks.
Dennis began working with MedaPhor in 2012 and has been invaluable in the development of ScanTrainer’s general medical educational content.
Vickie Kinsella, BSc (Hons), PGDip
Clinical Imaging Specialist
Vickie graduated from The University of Wales College of Medicine with a BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and in 2006 received her Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound from Cranfield University. Since 2009, Vickie has worked as a Sonographer at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff specialising in general medical, obstetric (including fetal medicine), gynaecological and infant hip ultrasound. She has actively taken part in the training of many radiography and ultrasound students and has taught on numerous ultrasound study courses. Vickie joined MedaPhor in 2013 to work with the R&D team to ensure the quality and realism of ScanTrainer.
Dr. Bruce Martin MBBS, FRCA
Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist
Dr Bruce Martin MBBS FRCA qualified in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital (University of London) in 1984. After working in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand he gained the fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1996. He was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care at the Heart Hospital (University College London Hospitals) in 2002, having previously spent two years as a Visiting Instructor (Consultant) at the University of Michigan, USA. He has wide experience in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care, and has a particular interest in the teaching of peri-operative transoesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Martin currently practises at the Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK.
Prof. Aris Papageorghiou MbChB FAIUM
Professor in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine
Dr. Papageorghiou joined MedaPhor from Intelligent Ultrasound where he was Chief Medical Officer. A consultant obstetrician, he is an expert in the use of ultrasound to monitor fetal development. Aris brings to the company a wealth of experience in protocol-based ultrasound image quality control in both the clinical and clinical trial setting.
Dr. Andrew Smith MBBS, FRCA
Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist
Dr Andrew Smith MBBS FRCA qualified in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital (University of London) in 1993. He gained fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1998 and was appointed as Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care at the Heart Hospital (University College London Hospitals) in 2001. He has wide experience in anaesthesia for cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures and has a particular interest in teaching and training skills in peri-operative transoesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Smith currently practises at the Barts Heart Centre, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK.
Mrs. J. Wiener, M.B.B.Ch, FRCOG
Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
A retired Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jo has over 45 years’ teaching and clinical experience.
Jo qualified at the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1971 and subsequently trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in South Wales where she has spent most of her career as a Consultant at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, and more recently at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Jo has held many teaching positions including the teaching of ultrasound across postgraduate medical training programmes and currently holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. She has over 30 articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the BMJ, the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.
Jo joined MedaPhor in 2012 and has been instrumental in the company’s development of ScanTrainer’s obstetrics and gynaecological educational content. Her clinical knowledge and teaching experience make Jo and invaluable asset to the MedaPhor research and development team.
Dr. Sue Wright MBBS, FRCA
Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist
Dr. Sue Wright MBBS FRCA was born and educated in Zimbabwe. She graduated in medicine from the University of London in 1984 and subsequently gained fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1991. From 1996 to 2015 she practised as a Consultant Anaesthetist at University College and the Heart Hospital, London, where she was the clinical lead for the peri-operative echocardiography service and established the UCLH course in peri-operative TOE in 1997. Dr. Wright currently practices at St. George’s University Hospital, London, UK.